PESHAWAR – Pakistan’s flamboyant batsman Mohammad Rizwan arrived at the Chittagong Stadium via helicopter just an hour before the Premier League match in Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi media reports suggest that BPL franchise Comilla Victorians have arranged a helicopter for a Pakistani wicketkeeper to ensure his availability for the crucial game of the country’s premier cricket tournament.
The helicopter arranged by Comilla Victorians took the 30-year-old from Dhaka airport to the stadium in Chittagong. Rizwan was rushed to the stadium as he remained in his home country to play the ODI series against New Zealand.
Rizwan was reported to have landed in the Bangladeshi capital at 10:20 am. and then traveled by helicopter to the Women’s Sports Complex ground next to the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the southeastern Bangladeshi city.
He managed to play the XI, and the Comilla Victorians franchise was set a target of 178. Rizwan was dismissed after scoring just 18 runs. The Victorians fell short of the target by 12 runs after posting 165-7 in 20 overs, per reports.
The franchise also includes some other Pakistani players such as Khushdil Shah, Abrar Ahmed and Hasan Ali. However, Shaheen Shah Afridi has pulled out of the Bangladesh Premier League to complete his rehabilitation ahead of the upcoming edition of the PSL.